Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Friday, August 15, 2014

Is This A Tipping Point?

Rand Paul's commitment to demilitarizing the police is perhaps to be expected, given his libertarian leanings on some issues.

But when Erick "Son of Erick" Erickson says we need to think about demilitarizing police, that's a major sea change in political thought.

Last night's community-engaged, empathetic policing by the State Patrol also shows how police work should be done.

Finally, I don't really care if Michael Brown shoplifted some cheap cigars.  That doesn't deserve a death sentence.  And it's not like the Ferguson PD never did something like this before.  Plus, when you grab something and don't pay, it's called "shoplifting" if you're white, robbery if you're black.

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